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'The Good Doctor' Season 3: Twitter war ensues as fans bash 'haters' for trolling Dr Claire Browne and Dr Neil Melendez

While the hit medical drama is on a week-long break before its finale, fans discover hate messages on Twitter and take the time to answer back
UPDATED MAR 20, 2020

It’s ‘The Good Doctor’ day today but Episode 19 will not be airing tonight. The show is taking a week-long break before its two-part season finale. However, as a force of habit, fans tuned in to the channel and joined the conversation to talk about their most loved characters et al, only to find that the actors on the show were being trolled and criticized by many Twitter users.

Some people have been sending out many hate messages for various characters or the actors who play the same. Now, the fans of 'The Good Doctor' finally spoke up and bashed the haters.

It so appears that most such reactions are related to Dr Claire Browne and Dr Neil Melendez’s friendship or the tension between them. People seem to be rooting for Neil and Dr Audrey Lim to get back together (they broke up earlier this season).

Commenting on the Twitteratis' criticism of actors Antonia Thomas and Nicholas Gonzales, who play Claire and Neil respectively, one fan wrote, "Whether you’re a #limlendez or #melendaire shipper there is NO REASON to bash the actors. This is their JOB and if anything we should be grateful that they’ve been so involved w/ us. There’s a fine line between fiction and reality and we owe all of them respect. #TheGoodDoctor."

"There's nothing wrong with posting about ur favorite ship or ur opinions but it’s distasteful to see people in the actors’ mentions and comments constantly bashing them. They can like and post whatever they want and people shouldn’t look into it as deep as they are #TheGoodDoctor," she continued.

Responding to the above message, another fan of ‘The Good Doctor’ said, "What a great message. Maybe let’s in on anyone virtually who we haven’t seen in a while. We are a #fanfamily. Let’s act on that #TheGoodDoctor #TGDscouts. (sic)"

As far as supporters/haters for both Claire and Neil and Neil and Audrey are concerned, the opinion is divided. However, as one fan feels, fans of either relationship can be supportive of their favorite duo as much as they want, but there is a line to draw when commenting.

She says, "I see the concerns/issues that both fandoms have and I get it we just want our favorites to be together, whether it be #melendaire or #limlendez. But it’s important that we fans respect their real life and don’t mix actors 'reel' and 'real' life #TheGoodDoctor.”

While we cannot comment on which "ship" we should go with (because we love them all), we can only wait and watch to find out what the writers have in store for the characters and how they want to take their journey ahead.

‘The Good Doctor’ Season 3 comes back with its two-part finale, with the first part airing on Monday, March 23, 10pm/9c only on ABC.